Daybreakers, starring Daniel Day Lewis and Ethan Hawke, portrays a world where vampires have taken over.
A corporation supplies the blood to the vampire population... for a profit.
To vampires, humans are sources of food. To the corporation, humans are sources of profit, with zero consideration for their humanity.
Sound familiar? How far are we from the time when corporations will become more aggressive, more overt in making profits from humans, regardless of the damage done to them?
In the real world, corporations are the vampires-- the monsters that suck on human blood, metaphorically.
In the movie, Daybreakers, Ethan Hawke discovers a way to cure the vampires, to turn them human again. There are ways that this can be done with corporations too. First, enact the legislation Bernie Sanders is calling for, to identify corporations that are too big to fail-- not just financial ones, all of them.
Then, take away corporate personhood. Enact laws that enable people to accuse corporations of crimes-- fraud, theft, murder, conspiracy to commit crimes-- and provide harsh punishments, including the death penalty for the corporations and severe penalties, including incarceration, for executives and employees of the corporations.
The vampire theme on television and in books and movies has exploded as of late. It is a meme that is now common in our culture. One has to wonder if underlying that meme, if we dig deep, we'll find corporate blood-sucking as the inspiration, or the base in reality for the flourishing of the idea.